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Adelie looks to rebuild under new owners ICG Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Adelie Foods has new owners, after a torrid first 18 months of trading saw private equity firm HIG Capital exit the group.

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Euro Garages picks up final four High Noon Stores forecourts Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Euro Garages intends to re-open the sites within the next few weeks after refurbishment

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Glanbia sells off Irish dairy division for £95m to form jv with farmers co-op Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Glanbia has agreed to sell off a controlling stake in its Irish diary business to the Glanbia Co-operative Society for €112m (£94.8m).

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Kraft Heinz withdraws 'mega merger' bid for Unilever Subscription

19 Feb 2017

The two companies have issued a statement saying Kraft Heinz has ‘amicably’ withdrawn the bid

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Kraft Heinz makes £115bn mega-merger proposal to Unilever

17 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Kraft Heinz has announced it has made a “comprehensive” proposal to Unilever to combine the two groups, which the UK-listed firm has firmly rejected

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Hain Daniels announces deal to buy Yorkshire Provender soup Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The purchase is likely to face close scrutiny by the CMA given Hain’s ownership of New Covent Garden Soup Co

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Heineken bid for Punch Tavern pubs faces CMA investigation Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The CMA is looking into whether the £403m deal would reduce competition and choice for customers

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Heineken continues acquisition hunt with £563m Kirin deal in Brazil Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Heineken has acquired the Brazilian operation of Japanese brewer Kirin for €664m (£563.4m) as it battles to keep up with AB InBev in the wake of the AB InBev mega-merger with SAB Miller

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The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth

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Tesco-Booker deal scrutiny by CMA ranges from 246-400 stores Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores

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Fyffes takeover deal gets go-ahead from the EC Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Fyffes said the EC had determined it would “not oppose the acquisition”

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Food packaging firm Excelsior Technologies acquired by Mondi in £33m deal Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food packaging producer Excelsior Technologies has been snapped up for £33m by global firm Mondi Group.

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Glanbia makes two international nutrition acquisitions Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Irish nutrition group Glanbia has announced two acquisitions this morning totalling €181m as it looks to grow its international footprint.

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Tayto grows popcorn with Portlebay rescue Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Tayto hopes to tap booming appetite for popcorn after putting together a pre-pack rescue deal for premium brand Portlebay

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Euro Garages snaps up Little Chef Subscription

03 Feb 2017 Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

But Little Chef brand is not part of deal, throwing future of 78 roadside premises into doubt…

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Reckitt Benckiser in £13.2bn takeover talks with Mead Johnson Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benckiser is locked in talks over a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US child nutrition firm Mead Johnson

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Glanbia talks Dairy Farmers of America joint venture Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Glanbia has its eyes on the US as it reaches advanced discussions over a joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America

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City snapshot: Reckitt Benckiser in £13.2bn takeover talks with Mead Johnson Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benckiser has this morning confirmed media reports it is in talks to buy US child nutrition firm Mead Johnson

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Tayto expands popcorn reach with Portlebay rescue deal Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Irish crisps maker Tayto has rescued popcorn brand Portlebay from administration for an undisclosed sum, The Grocer can reveal.

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Fledgling discount grocery chain GHM subsumed into Poundland Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

“There will be opportunities for suppliers in the coming months as we integrate the businesses”

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Tesco and Booker antitrust teams talk merger with CMA Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Any decision by the CMA on whether to launch a formal investigation is looking unlikely until at least next week

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Morrisons buys Scots potato packing facility from Farmcare Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Farmcare will supply a range of produce to Morrisons, including potatoes, in wider supply agreement

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Tesco and Booker confident of merger approval but CMA may have other ideas Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.

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Tesco 'skinny' offer premium leaves Booker deal open to rival bids Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker could spark a bidding war as rivals attempt to muscle in on the deal, according to analysts in the City.

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Mystery approach for Fox's Biscuits sparks bidder speculation Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Boparan has not named the potential buyer

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Polman must act. And fast. Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Adam Leyland

That was awkward. The barbarians are at the gate. Two days later they’ve sloped home

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Will Warren Buffett and his Kraft-Heinz mob be back? Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

The £115bn bid for Unilever has been called off, but it’s sent shockwaves through the fmcg sector

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Kraft Heinz wash-up will put ‘Persil Paul’ and Unilever growth in the spotlight Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

With the announcement that the offer is off the table from the Americans, we ask where does all this manouvering leave Unilever and Kraft Heinz?

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Unilever board speaks for many with rejection of Kraft Heinz overtures Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever’s strongly worded rejection of Kraft Heinz’s £115bn approach today did not sound like the words of a board about to roll over and accept a slightly higher offer.

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Kraft Heinz moves on Unilever: a sign of desperate times for big food? Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

What happens now? How likely is Kraft Heinz to up its bid price? And will CEO Paul Polman allow the company to slip from his control? 

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Kraft Heinz makes play for Unilever: analyst reactions Subscription

17 Feb 2017

Leading City analysts react to Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever

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Three big opportunities for suppliers from the Tesco-Booker merger - video Video

14 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker

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Catering, not indie retail, is the key to Tesco-Booker merger

02 Feb 2017 | By Charles Hall

It is great to hear that everyone will benefit from the Tesco ‘merger’ with Booker - but it’s also somewhat disingenuous

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Tesco-Booker merger: all you need to know Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

What is the rationale, and who will the winners and losers be? What’s the view of the City?

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Tesco-Booker doesn't click

02 Feb 2017 | By Clive Black

The proposed merger of Booker and Tesco is very big news for the smaller store end of British grocery retail

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CMA must block Tesco-Booker merger

02 Feb 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Charles Wilson has in the past rightly asserted that the food retail market is one entity

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Tesco's Booker deal is further evidence of supermarket future-proofing Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker



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